2014 New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) Awards
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Elert for Awards, ISEF, NYCSEF.
NYCSEF First Award and Intel ISEF Alternate
- Allen Barbarovich (Medicine & Health Sciences)
Project: Link Between Systemic Cobalamin Deficiency and CNS Demyelination in a CD320/TCblR KO Mouse Model
Mentor: Dr. Edward V. Quadros, SUNY Downstate, Department of Biochemistry
- Raquel Hosein (Engineering) also received the Frank W. and Jane J. Stahl Memorial Award for Technical Excellence, which is awarded to students with engineering-related projects demonstrating technical excellence. This award includes a $200 honorarium.
Project: Application of a Wireless Electrical Device for the Detection of Epilepsy
Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Viventi, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
NYCSEF Second Award
- M. Tasnin Kabir (Cellular & Molecular Biology)
Project: Anti-cancer peptide PNC-27 associates with Mitochondria in Cancer Cells
Mentor: Dr. Josef Michl, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Pathology
NYCSEF Third Award
- Yasmine Brown-Williams (Medicine & Health Sciences) also received the Society for In Vitro Biology Award for an outstanding project that exhibited the use of in vitro biology or tissue culture.
Project: The Effect of a High-Fat Diet on Whole-Body and Muscle Insulin Resistance
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Axen, Brooklyn College, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
- Varvara Budetti and Alisha Bunting (Earth & Environmental Sciences) also received the Stockholm Junior Water Prize and were identified as NY State Semifinalists for their exceptional water-related project.
Project: The Effects of Macroalgae on Benthic Biodiversity in Jamaica Bay
Mentor: Dr. Brett Branco, Brooklyn College, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Amy Cao and Ying Tong Guo (Chemistry)
Project: Synthesis of iron triisopropylsilylated vinylketene complexes
Mentor: Dr. Wayne F.K. Schnatter, Long Island University, Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Xin Yi Chen (Earth & Environmental Sciences) also received the Association for Women Geoscientists Award for exceptional projects by young female geoscientists and the Jenny Hunter Scholarship Award for outstanding projects and performance by a NYC DOE student. Xin Yi will receive a $1000 scholarship to Hunter College renewable for 4 years.
Project: Fermented Food Waste and Plant Growth: A Greenhouse Study
Mentor: Dr. Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, Brooklyn College, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Stefanie Henry (Medicine & Health Sciences)
Project: Promoting Repair of Damaged Corticospinal Tract
Mentor: Dr. John (Jack) Martin, The City College of New York, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
- Shadika Jahan and Kiara Nuñez (Medicine & Health Sciences)
Project: Computer Vision Syndrome: A study on blink rates
Mentor: Dr. Mark Rosenfield, SUNY College of Optometry, Department of Biological Sciences
- Tiffany Mai (Microbiology)
Project: Mammalian Cell Expression of M2e-HA1 Conserved Sequences of H5N1 Influenza Virus
Mentor: Dr. Lanying Du, New York Blood Center, Viral Immunology Laboratory
- Jelissa Castro (Behavioral and Social Sciences) received the Sarah and Morris Wiesenthal Award for projects that promote the objectives and mission of Environmental Quest; to bring awareness to the man-made and natural environment. This award includes a $100 honorarium.
Project: Barbie Dolls and Fire Trucks.
- Samuel Genchikmakher (Animal Sciences) received the Sarah and Morris Wiesenthal Award for projects that promote the objectives and mission of Environmental Quest; to bring awareness to the man-made and natural environment. This award includes a $100 honorarium.
Project: Effect of an Audience on the Calling Behavior of Monk Parakeets.
Mentor: Dr. Frank Grasso, Brooklyn College, Department of Psychology